Buying Without Test Driving?

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  1. hawc

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    Anyone else think it's strange you're about to buy a Taycan without ever sitting in it or test driving it? For those of us who are on the waiting list. I've always test driven every car I've ever bought, but now I'm about to buy a Porsche that I'll have never sat in or driven.
     
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    #2 SHY, Apr 10, 2019
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    Demo cars should be in for november.

    I’d never do that. I was very close to pulling the trigger on a Model S in 2013. But the test drive killed my interest.
     
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    Amen, brother. I’d never spend 120k or whatever on a new model sight unseen
     
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    Also, that you're buying a Taycan from the teaser images on the brochure - which PAG_J1 confirmed were made when the car's design wasn't yet finalised, although at least the finished Taycan will at least follow the contour seen on the brochure.
     
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    Well I wouldn’t say buy. But reserve and wait and see.
    My budget is $100k Canadian and that may very well not be enough or the car may not be good enough at that price point.
    I’d say I have a toe in the water and can always sell my spot in line.

    Here’s hoping it works out though!
     
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    I agree reserve and see what Porsche delivers. I have no doubt it will be a quality vehicle but I am not sure it will be a vehicle I want to own?

    With one of Porsche 911s I would not be so concerned about driving it first. I have owned and driven a lot of Porsche’s mainly 911s but generally have a reasonable idea what to expect. I have not driven any EVs so have absolutely no idea what I am getting into and will have to go for a spin to see if it is really something I want to own and DD.

    Also not sure your $100k Canadian will deliver much more than the base car with a few options. I am guessing the car most folks want will be $120k - $160k out the door. Some folks on this forum are guessing the top trim car will be $200k?
     
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    I agree completely. I think there will be some sticker shock given the high development cost Porsche has incurred
     
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    Yeah that’s what I fear.
    I’ll wait and see yet though. The model S has already seen significant price reductions here.

    Perhaps when they said between the cayenne and the panamera, they did not mean the base models of those two cars. Since that would mean $75k to $98k
     
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    For $200k, you could buy the new Tesla Roadster which will in all likelihood be their first true sports car
     
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    Not so sure I want a Tesla Roadster in any event or even a Porsche sports EV, maybe a hybred like an entry level 918 should that happen. For now at least, I think I will keep my "fun" cars ICE vehicles. An EV for DD/grocery getting seems like what I want. I guess I want the fanciest toaster available for the mundane tasks. If that works out then I may consider an EV for a “fun” vehicle. But it is waaaaay too soon for me to even think about an EV as a sports car at any price.
     
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    You're not really buying the car yet. You have just put a deposit on an allocation at this point. Before deciding on the final specs, most clients will have had a chance to see the car and most likely also drive the car. We were informed by Porsche that they will introduce the top level car first, then the middle one and later in 2020 they will launch the "base" model. Putting a deposit on the car was smart, because that puts the ball in your court wether you want to finalize a purchase or not. For people that haven't done so yet and decide they want one, they might have to wait a year before an allocation could become available. As far as our store goes, we believe we have enough order to fill a year's worth of allocations.
     

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